Young Volunteer Programme

Scottish Swimming's Young Volunteer Programme (YVP) is a national strategy designed to engage and develop our young members between the ages of 13-25. There are five programmes within the YVP and each programme will provide skills, knowledge and support to prepare and deploy young members to help build on Scottish Swimming’s incredible volunteer base across all disciplines and areas of work.

Young Technical Officials

Technical Officials are a central part of every swimming event and our swimming competitions could not run without the commitment, focus and expertise of technical officials who give their time to make sure events run smoothly and safely and within the sport’s regulations.

Becoming a Young Technical Official is a great way for our young members to stay in the sport and there is a whole pathway open to you including Timekeeper, Recorder, Judge 1, Judge 2, Judge 2S and Referee. Some of our Technical Officials have even volunteered at the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics!

If you are age 14 years and over, have your Timekeeper’s certificate, and have a keen interest in swimming and the enthusiasm to learn then becoming a Young Technical Official this might be right for you!

You will be a fully supported and you will be developing alongside young inspiring technical officials like yourself.


  • Attend a day’s training

  • Be mentored at events

  • Gain qualifications in officiating

  • Gain an SCQF qualification in Conflict resolution

  • Attend pre organised meets that suit you where you will have a mentor to support your development